The Clean Tech Open has announced that Nitro-Turbodyne, Inc. of Venice, California was chosen one of two runners-up in the National Clean Tech Ideas Competition. The winner of the competition will go on to represent the United States in the Global Clean Tech Open competition.
Nitro-Turbodyne's entry was their "Cold-Turbine(TM) Technology" - a patented micro-turbine that flash-expands non-volatile cryo-liquid in an expansion chamber to produce a high-speed stream of air at high pressure. Since there is no combustion, the Cold-Turbine(TM) does not require exotic or expensive materials to manufacture, it has only one moving part, it requires no lubrication or cooling system, and it's virtually maintenance-free.
"This is an incredible honor for us," said Ed De Reyes, Chief Technology Officer for Nitro-Turbodyne. "We never expected to place as high as we did, given all the incredible submissions that were made to the Clean Tech Open. The competition was very tough, so it's even more humbling that the Clean Tech Open judges honored our technology in this manner," De Reyes went on to say.
De Reyes also mentioned that they are currently working on an electrical power generation unit for several Canadian firms, and hopes to have demonstration units available for extended tests beginning in June of 2012.
"The announcement by the Clean Tech Open validates our hard work -- now with a launch product and launch customers, we're at the doorstep of an awesome era in clean tech and renewable energy," stated De Reyes.
More information on Nitro-Turbodyne can be found at www.nitroturbodyne.com or you can follow them on Twitter or Facebook as nitroturbodyne.
An official publication with Clean Tech's announcement of the Semi-Finalists in the Global Clean Tech Competition can be found at the following address: